Port Canaveral Ship ‘Oasis of the Seas’ Damaged After Crane Falls On Dry-Docked Cruise Ship In Bahamas
By Danielle Wallace – Fox News // April 2, 2019
8 people suffered non-life threatening injuries
BP BREAKING| Bahamian police on Grand Bahama confirms an accident that occurred at GB Ship Yard. Police nor our teams on the ground can confirm if anyone has been injured… pic.twitter.com/dPOjnR0vFD
— Bahamas Press (@Bahamaspress) April 1, 2019
(FOX NEWS) – Eight people were injured Monday when a construction crane toppled onto a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in the Bahamas, company officials told The New York Post.
The $1.5 billion Oasis of the Seas was in dry-dock at the Great Bahamas Shipyard, near Freeport when the construction crane crashed into the ship’s side. Shipyard management later notified Royal Caribbean that eight people suffered non-life threatening injuries as a result of the incident, according to the company.
“We are aware of damage to the dock structure and to construction cranes,” Royal Caribbean Cruised said in a released statement, adding the company accounted for the whereabouts of all site personnel and worked with authorities to determine if anyone else was hurt. “We are assessing damage to the ship.”
The cause of the incident remains unknown, reported WSVN. A video posted to Bahamas Press’ Twitter page shows the crane laying on the side of the Royal Caribbean ship.
The Oasis of the Seas, which is registered to the Bahamas and sails out of Port Canaveral, Florida, was not in service at the time of the crash.
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